Pest Control Raleigh
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, and is the 2nd largest city in the state. Raleigh is surrounded by Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Garner, Apex, Morrisville, Knightdale, Holly Springs, and Fuquay Varina, and due to it’s centralized location in the Piedmont just west of the beaches of the Outer Banks and east of the Appalachian Mountains, Raleigh has grown to a population of 1,750,865 (usnews.com).
The area in and around Raleigh is heavily wooded, yet has quite a few ponds and lakes (such as Lake Wheeler) that offer Raleigh homeowners beautiful recreational locations to enjoy. This natural beauty is not only shared by the Raleigh residents, but is also home to various types of wildlife and insect species. While most of the insects and wildlife prefers their natural habitats within the forests around Raleigh, there are those that invade homes and businesses, which can cause damage and make life difficult for the homeowners and companies in Raleigh.
It is important to protect your home and family from invasive insects and other pests. The experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control have been helping Raleigh residents deal with all their pest control needs since 2011. Our experts can help with everything from termites and cockroaches to animals including rats, mice and squirrels. Our professional pest control technicians will proved a free inspection and estimate for you. Contact EcoTek today to help you with your pest control needs.
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If you live in Raleigh, there are high chances that you have encountered household ants. They are among the most abundant insects on earth. Ants might appear tiny, but don’t be fooled by their size. When they are working together, they can lead to significant amount of damage to your property. They prefer wet and moist areas. Carpenter ants are quite large, and they prefer those areas in Raleigh with extensive forest cover. Carpenter ants can cause damage similar to that of termites.
Although they might not consume wood, they will bore holes through it, making it weak. They are also responsible for damage to property, worth millions of dollars in the U.S. Fire ants are also common in many areas of Raleigh. Unlike carpenter ants, these prefer wide-open areas, with plenty of sunshine. They will, therefore, deny your loved ones as well as your pets the opportunity of relaxing in your backyard. In order to eliminate a colony, you need to kill the queen, which can be difficult to do. Call our ant control exterminators today for a free ant inspection and free estimate.
Termite infestation has been a common problem in the U.S for many years. If you don’t combat them early, then they can cause extensive damage. Whether you are dealing with drywood termites, which live within wooden structures, or your property has been attacked by subterranean termites that are mainly found underground, these small-white intruders can lead to significant damage if not discovered early.
It is therefore important to watch out for any signs of termite activity in your home, as early as possible. Some of the warning signs to watch out for include drooping or discolored drywall, termite shelter tubes along the walls, damaged or crumbling wood, stuck doors or windows, mounds of earth coming up the foundation of your home, wooden objects that sound hollow when tapped, and flying termite swarms on your property. Other signs include the presence of small wings left behind and loosened tiles, due to excess moisture introduced by the termites on the floor. You can find many other signs or symptoms that can signify you have termites, however the best way to find out whether or not you have termites is to call the termite control experts at EcoTek for a free of charge termite inspection that will also include a free estimate of what you will be charged to remove the termites and repair termite damages that are uncovered. Find out more about our termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can make life unbearable and even embarrassing at home. These small, brownish and oval tend to strike at night whenever you are sleeping. Signs of bed bugs include rows of small bites, as well as blood stains in your sheets. bed bugs may also leave behind black droppings in your bedding. Bed bugs and their eggs are visible to the naked eye, but you need to know where to look in order to find them. Most people believe that the presence of bed bugs is due to poor cleaning habits. However, that is not always the case, since you can bring them to your house through clothes from a hotel, motel, or even the store.
Bed bugs are not as easy to eliminate as the other pests. First, they can stay up to an entire year without feeding, and you might never notice their presence. Secondly, their eggs have a tough outer shell, which is resistant to most pesticides. Although they don’t fly, they can move fast over walls, ceilings or floors. Females lay hundreds of eggs, which can develop to maturity in less than a month. Their flattened bodies make it easy to fit into tight spaces, which might make their extermination hard, without professional assistance. Call our bed bug control experts today for a free bed bug inspection and free estimate.
Cockroaches are among the most despicable pests that can infest your home. It can be embarrassing to invite people over if you are worried about the roaches inside your home. If not dealt with fast and conclusively, they can multiply quickly within your home. Cockroaches can be tricky to control due to the existence of two main types. There is the American and German type, and both are controlled using different methods. The German roach is the smaller one but the most difficult to exterminate. It is also a health hazard since it carries bacteria that can be transmitted to human beings, leading to diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, and food poisoning.
The American cockroach is the larger one and the most common in homes. Although the American roaches are not known to spread diseases, they are a nuisance in your home. They will infest any uncovered food, and crawl around your kitchenware, leaving eggs and droppings everywhere. Treatment options depend on the type of cockroach. Stop worrying about cockroaches and take the steps to eliminate them from your home today. Call the EcoTek cockroach control team today for a free cockroach inspection and free estimate.
Flea and Tick Control
Most people believe their homes are safe from ticks, as long as they don’t keep pets. However, that is not entirely true. You don’t have to own pets to have fleas and ticks infestation in your home. These pests can be present in your yard. They can then attach themselves to your clothes, as you move around. You will then carry them inside your house without noticing. Onside inside, they will find favorable conditions to live and multiply.
Although fleas may not cause diseases, they are quite annoying. They will bite your skin, leading to irritation. By the time you scratch that area, they have moved to another area. However, ticks are dangerous to both human beings and animals. They are known carriers of dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Infestations can take months to control. Therefore, it is advisable to take preventive measures. At even the first sign of a flea or tick infestation, it’s advisable that you call the flea and tick control experts at EcoTek for a free flea and tick inspection and free estimate.
If not controlled, mice, rats and other rodents can cause extensive damage to our homes. Apart from spoiling food, rodents are also known to spread Hantavirus, salmonella, and seventeen other diseases. Most of these diseases are life-threatening. Rodents will chew your clothes, creating holes and making them unfit to wear. They can also chew up the plastic cover of electrical wiring, leaving them exposed. Such exposed wires can trigger an electric fire in your home, leading to damage worth millions of dollars.
Mice and rats multiply fast. In fact, a single pair can multiply to more than twenty within a few months. Therefore, in a year’s time, there will be hundreds of them, thus exposing your property to greater damage. Mice and rats are a year-round pest problem in Raleigh. Therefore, if you start noticing their droppings, nests, chewed up food containers, gnawing marks, food debris or noises at night, then they might be present on your property. The rodent control exterminators at EcoTek are experts at not only getting rid of rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels that may easily make your home their own habitat, but they have a turnkey solution that can also aid in the decontamination process of clearing up the nesting, feces, hair and blood they leave behind after they’ve been eliminated. Once your home or company has been cleaned from all traces with the infestation, EcoTek will start with the maintenance for the damage they’ve created, and lastly set up exclusion barriers to prevent them from going back. Getting a free estimate and a free in-home consultation is merely a call away, so contact EcoTek today and ask about our turnkey rodent extermination program!
Wildlife Control and Removal
Hearing scurrying and scratching noises in your attic and walls can be unsettling. It is also an indicator that wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons, and bats, have invaded your home. Apart from their nuisance, they can cause significant damage to your property. These animals rarely travel alone, and they will come along with mites and fleas with them. Bats are known for their droppings, which leaves behind a powerful stench. Their droppings can also soil your property such as clothing and furniture.
Squirrels move into homes mostly in late fall, due to falling evening temperatures. They can cause considerable damage to your siding and trim, as they try to make holes. Raccoons, on the other hand, are extremely destructive and dangerous. Apart from causing extensive structural damage, they harbor fleas and other parasites. They can also transmit roundworms and rabies. The EcoTek wildlife control team are experts at trapping and taking away just about any type of wild animal that has invaded your premises, and besides getting rid of live animals, we can also remove dead carcasses as well. EcoTek will make sure that all remains of the animal are removed, and can not only provide repairs to any and all damage that the wild animal caused, but we can provide pest exclusion barriers to prevent them from going back. Feel free to contact us today for a free of charge consultation and free estimate!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
You do need to remove the animals from your home during treatment and for four hours after treatment. The animals are attracted to the pesticide when it is still wet, but once it is dry it is completely safe. The treatment is completely safe for humans.
What treatment options do you have?
At EcoTek, we offer both conventional and organic options. The conventional treatment is strong and effective and is safer than most products you can buy at the store. The organic option is green and is just as safe and effective as our conventional treatment.
Do I need to be home for a treatment?
As long as you give us access to your property, you do not have to be home during a treatment. If you are not home, we will leave a note that states the time of the service and what service was completed. We will send email reminders of quarterly inspections and other appointments.
How long does each treatment take?
The average appointment takes twenty minutes. The initial appointment usually takes 30 minutes since it includes an inspection as well as the written estimate. The treatment may take longer if you live in large home or have a large property. After the initial inspection, a technician should be able to tell you how long it will take.
Do I need to prepare for a treatment?
Depending on the treatment, you may have a few steps that you need to complete before a treatment. If you are having a flea treatment, you will need to vacuum and clear up any clutter. If you have bed bugs, you will need to wash the bedding in hot water and dry on high heat. You will receive a list of any other requirements when you schedule the appointment.
What are the differences between the damage caused by carpenter ants and termites?
Termites will eat the wood, while carpenter ants build their nests inside of the wood. However, the damage that is caused is very like each other. Both can cause structural damage to your home that needs to be repaired. Both termites and carpenter ants can cause a fire hazard if they eat through the electrical wiring. It is important to address the issue right away if you suspect you have either pest.
What are the signs of a flea infestation?
You may notice itchy bites around your ankles if you have fleas in your home. If you have pets, they will have the signs of having fleas including being very itchy and irritable. You can check them with a flea comb or look to see if you can find the fleas in their fur.
Do you offer humane wildlife trapping and removal?
Yes. We will set traps that we will check either every day or every other day. Once we capture the animals, we will drive it twenty-five miles away from your home before we release it. We will also set up exclusion barriers so it is not an issue in the future.
Same or Next Day Service
Call us before noon Monday to Friday, and we’ll treat your yard the same day!
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